Work is a vital aspect of life for most people. Therefore, your workplace becomes somewhere you spend a lot of time and safeguarding your interests is vital. A large number of employee rights are in place in the UK and workers are protected under strict employment laws to ensure fairness in the workplace.
If you are experiencing discrimination in the workplace, or you feel your employee rights have been breached Oratto can help you make contact with an experienced employment law solicitor, who can advise and represent you in your quest for justice.
What are employee rights?
Put simply, employees are entitled to seek help through the law in relation to their rights being breached, or in seeking redress in the form of compensation if they have been breached.
Oratto gives you access to lawyers who specialise in upholding employee rights. Whilst employment law is there to protect you, it can also be complicated. Oratto member lawyers can sift through the finer details to make sense of your situation quickly and easily for you.
Different types of employee rights.
Certain employee rights are conferred under statute by the law of the UK. These are known as statutory rights and apply to all employees.
- Being paid the National Minimum Wage
- Flexible working hours
- Not to be discriminated against
Some employee rights only come into effect once you have been employed for two years:
- Compensation for unfair dismissal
- Redundancy pay
Do you feel that you have been unfairly dismissed?
Oratto member employment solicitors are experienced in building unfair dismissal cases for employees. Being dismissed is never a nice thing to go through, but if you feel the circumstances were unfair then it’s even worse.
If an employer wishes to dismiss an employee then they must prove that the reason falls into one of these categories:
- The employee lacks capability or qualification
- That dismissal is due to the conduct of the employee
- That there has been a genuine redundancy
- That a statutory contravention would occur if the employment were to continue
- That another substantial reason applies, e.g. a client no longer wishes to work with you
If none of the above can be proved, then the dismissal is unfair.
Another unpleasant situation at work is feeling that you have been discriminated against. The Equality Act 2010 sets out ‘protected characteristics’. These include: age, gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and religion.
If you feel you been discriminated against in the workplace, then let Oratto connect you instantly with an employment lawyer who will be able to advise you on your rights and the best way to proceed.
Oratto employment solicitors – there to ensure that you are treated fairly at work